TODAY is International Cat Day and by the look of our Facebook page yesterday, Leigh is full of cat lovers.

It's thought the 24-hour celebration of felines first took place in 2002 thanks to the IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

An estimated 500 million cats are thought to be frolicking in neighbours’ gardens across the world.

We asked readers to send in any cute or funny pictures of their pet and we were flooded with photographs.

We have picked out just a few for you below but there's still time to send in yours by clicking on the form at the bottom of this story.

 

Debbie O'regan: Anjelica and Iris

 

Vickie Green: Martin the cat and his best friend Colin

 

Rebecca Hallows Kitty Selfie! (She was actually trying to get me to stroke her)

 

Kelly Greer: 16yr called spud

 

Vickie Green has got her hands full

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